Panteli is my most favourite place to visit on Leros Dodecanese island. To illustrate, as you take in the views, you can see the Windmills high above the seafront together with the castle. The pretty parasols, the colours of the sea contrasting with the colours on the boats and the array of restaurants. It is just a magical place to visit. We visited early evening and stayed for a meal at El Greko, and we also visited in a morning. Both times were breathtaking.
You can see a video here.
El Greko restaurant on the beach
We had a lovely meal at El Greko sitting at a quaint table on the beach. Starters were a tomato, feta and aubergine tower and Anchovies, followed by lamb cooked with new potatoes and slow oven cooked pork in parchment paper. One of the nicest meals I have had on this holiday. A lovely ambiance as the sun went down.
Lots of sights to see
We first visited Panteli early evening and enjoyed the sun set whilst wandering around by the boats and shops. Above the restaurants you can see the windmills we visited the day before. Slightly underneath are another 2 windmills with sails that were spinning around. The castle can also be seen on the hill. Fishermen were bringing in their catch of the day and young children were crabbing. The atmosphere was very relaxing and it didn’t feel touristy at all.
Panteli by day
We visited the next morning as we couldn’t get enough of the view! Colours in the sea contrasting with the sandy beach and orange parasols were stunning. We sat and had a drink in a cafe.
From the main road from Agia Marina, it is well sign posted. In fact, it displays Panteli, Kastro [ castle] and Milos [ windmills]. The road through Panteli, then climbs up and up towards the windmills and castle and the views looking down on Panteli are out of this world. You can see this on my windmills page.
Finally, this little gem will always hold a special place in my heart and I will remember fond memories when I think of Leros. I highly recommend anyone to visit here and defy anyone not be in awe. To this end, it doesn’t matter whether you visit of an evening or in the day, both views are amazing, in my opinion.